Self-employed Retirement Plans Portland ME

A SEP IRA is a retirement account for self-employed professionals and business owners. For 2008, you are eligible to contribute up to 25% of your adjusted gross income with a cap of $46,000. One of the great benefits of a SEP IRA is that the money goes in pre-tax, grows tax deferred and you are eligible to save much more than if you had a 401.

Thomas Rogers
Portland Financial Planning Group, LLC
(207) 771-8821
477 Congress Street, Suite 814
Portland, ME
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, Socially Responsible Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®

Karen Elise Kilbride
On Course Financial Group, LLC
(207) 775-1177
14 Pleasant Street
Portland, ME
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS

Jill Boynton
Cornerstone Financial Planning, LLC
(207) 772-8133
70 Center Street, 2nd Level
Portland, ME
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Divorce Planning, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CDFA, CFP®

Ms. Ruth M. Matt, CFP®
(207) 899-0531
22 Free St Ste 201
Portland, ME
Firm
Commonwealth Financial Network

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Mrs. Wendy A. Laidlaw, CFP®
(207) 774-0022
24 City Ctr
Portland, ME
Firm
R.M. Davis, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $50,001 - $100,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Susan Veligor
Cornerstone Financial Planning, LLC
(207) 772-8133
70 Center Street, 2nd Level
Portland, ME
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®

Jeffrey Bogue
Bogue Asset Management
207-699-1331 Ext. 6331
415 Congress Street
Portland, ME
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Advising Medical Professionals, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Michael Donahoe
On Course Financial Group, LLC
(207) 775-1177
14 Pleasant Street
Portland, ME
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Mr. Gordon I. Erikson Jr., CFP®
(207) 756-6151
Two Portland Sq
Portland, ME
Firm
RBC Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Divorce Issues, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $50,001 - $100,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Ms. Leslie L. Couper, CFP®
(207) 781-7301
77 Middle St
Portland, ME
Firm
Northeast Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Women's Finances
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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S.E.P. IRA for Solo Business Owners

Q: I recently launched my own business and have been told to set up a S.E.P IRA account. Can you explain what this is and why it is recommended for independent business consultants?

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A SEP IRA is a retirement account for self-employed professionals and business owners. For 2008, you are eligible to contribute up to 25% of your adjusted gross income with a cap of $46,000. One of the great benefits of a SEP IRA is that the money goes in pre-tax, grows tax deferred and you are eligible to save much more than if you had a 401(k). It is important to note that the SEP IRA is just an account, you still have to pick investments (particularly mutual funds) for it. If you are just getting started, a Target Date Retirement Mutual Fund is a great place to start. Just pick one based on the year you would like to retire.


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